HINDU MYTHS WENDY DONIGER PDF

Banned in Bangalore, the New York Times op-ed said. Why ban a book, no matter how offensive, the literati fumed. No one can truly ban a book in the Internet age, friends pointed out. Naturally, I bought a copyand more to the point, read the book. Before we proceed, let me say that I do not support banning any book or even legally requiring a book to be withdrawn from circulation, as was the case with this book in India. Naturally, I bought a copy—and more to the point, read the book.

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Hindus nowadays are diverse in their attitude to their own diversity, which inspires pride in some, anxiety in others. In particular, it provokes anxiety in those Hindus who are sometimes called Hindu nationalists, or the Hindu right, or right-wing Hindus, or the Hindutva "Hinduness" faction, or, more approximately, Hindu fundamentalists; they are against Muslims, Christians, and the Wrong Sort of Hindus.

I will generally refer to them as the Hindutva faction or the Hindu right. This book is also alternative to the narrative of Hindu history that they tell. In the middle of a lecture that I gave in London on November 12, , chaired by William Dalrymple, a man threw an egg at me. The Web message stated: I was struck by the sexual thrust of her paper on one of our most sacred epics.

Then many other pairings, some I had never heard of, from our other shastras were thrown in to weave a titillating sexual tapestry.

What would these clever, "learned" western people be doing for a living if they did not have our shastras and traditions to nitpick and distort? In the foyer before the lecture I shook hands and asked a Muslim if he had attended the other lectures in the series and if he was ready for conversion. He said that someone did he name Vivekananda in the hubbub?

The deeper political agenda of the author of the posting was betrayed by that second set of remarks, particularly by the gratuitous reference to Muslim conversion, and I am grateful to the unnamed Muslim in this vignette for so aptly invoking the wise words of Vivekananda or, as the case may more probably be, Kabir.

My defense now, for this book, remains what it was in the news coverage then, about the lecture and the egg : The Sanskrit texts [cited in my lecture] were written at a time of glorious sexual openness and insight, and I have often focused on precisely those parts of the texts. The irony is that I have praised these texts and translated them in such a way that many people outside the Hindu tradition — people who would otherwise go on thinking that Hinduism is nothing but a caste system that mistreats Untouchables — have come to learn about it and to admire the beauty, complexity and wisdom of the Hindu texts.

To the accusation that I cited a part of the Hindu textual tradition that one Hindu "had never heard of," my reply is: Yes! The parts of his own tradition that he objected to are embraced by many other Hindus and are, in any case, historically part of the record.

One reason why this book is so long is that I wanted to show how very much there is of all that the egg faction would deny. And so I intend to go on celebrating the diversity and pluralism, not to mention the worldly wisdom and sensuality, of the Hindus that I have loved for about fifty years now and still counting.

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Samurn The study is highly pertinent and valuable. Between 2 and 3 of the avatars of Vishnu had no myths at all. Aug 23, Vishakh Thomas rated it really liked it. Request removal from index. JeeLoo Liu — manuscript. Columbia University Press, Truly, flowing fantasy at its finest, get to know the infinity of Atman today!

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Hindus nowadays are diverse in their attitude to their own diversity, which inspires pride in some, anxiety in others. In particular, it provokes anxiety in those Hindus who are sometimes called Hindu nationalists, or the Hindu right, or right-wing Hindus, or the Hindutva "Hinduness" faction, or, more approximately, Hindu fundamentalists; they are against Muslims, Christians, and the Wrong Sort of Hindus. I will generally refer to them as the Hindutva faction or the Hindu right. This book is also alternative to the narrative of Hindu history that they tell. In the middle of a lecture that I gave in London on November 12, , chaired by William Dalrymple, a man threw an egg at me.

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Nelkis This is a highly readable volume written with verve, sparkle and occasional light touches of decent humor. I feel I have a slightly better understanding of Hindu myths, but would not recommend the book. Unfortunately, this is really the only good part in here. Surprisingly more cum and less creativity.

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